Tag Archives: microscope

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Olympus BioScapes 2012 Results

If you are here for a first time visit, you may not know why a bug blog is venturing into microscopy. This is driven partially by climate: I live in Alberta Canada, and for about […]

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Fungus Gnat and a Microscope.

The previous post’s image turns out to be the nether regions of a male Dark-winged Fungus Gnat (Sciaridae), as identified on BugGuide. The photo is of a specimen I mounted in PVA in 2004. The image was taken […]

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Name this Fly

Last week a began setting-up for taking images through a second-hand microscope that I obtained many years ago. This is not a great photograph, but it is my first attempt at a focus stack using […]

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Video: Micro Empire

A video by Clemens Wirth: From the Vimeo webite: Micro Empire …moving on from Macro Kingdom, we pass through the portal of a microscope to venture into the Micro Empire … surrounding us … inhabiting […]

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The Process of Photography with S.E.M

Last week Macromite posted a detailed image of a predatory spring-tail hunting mite — Sellnickia. At the time I was curious about the process of taking SEM images and I left an inquiry to that […]

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Olympus Bioscapes Competition 2009

The Olympus Bioscapes 2009 competition results are in, and the winner is… Water flea Daphnia atkinsoni. This specimen has a “crown of thorns,” a defensive trait induced in offspring only when the parents sense chemical […]

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Nikon Small World 2009

Nikon has released the results of the 2009 Small World competition and the results are outstanding. Featuring photomicrography covering all subject matter from botanical through  invertebrates and vertebrates, the winners and runners-up are all well […]

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